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Library resources and services for students 

Research and Reference Help:

Ask-a-Librarian  (Chat Research Help)

Hours of Operation August 10 – September 4

Monday to Friday: Noon – 4 p.m.

Email reference assistance

Research Help Appointments

To request a one-on-one with a Librarian, please submit a research appointment request.

Note: requests may be directed to Ask-a-Librarian depending on the complexity of the topic.


Laptop and Wifi lending

Coming soon! Details on the Library’s laptop and wifi lending program for students in need, will be updated shortly

Subject librarians

Connect with your subject librarian to learn more about resources and materials available specifically for your area of study. 

Online Resources

Access to all online resources including ebooks, ejournals, data, streaming video/media  and more, remains available 24/7.


There is currently no access to print material at the Library. Please check the Ryerson Campus Store for electronic textbooks.

Course Readings

The Ryerson Library provides customized online course readings for many courses. These are prepared based on instructor requests and are typically provided for access at the start of term.

If you have challenges or questions regarding access to these resources, please email:

Electronic Resources

The Ryerson Library subscribes to a wide array of electronic resources (articles, ebooks, data, video). To access these resources, you must be a Ryerson student (full or part time), staff or faculty member with an active my.ryerson account. These are available remotely 24/7.

NEW: Contactless Print Pickup

Starting July 14, 2020, Ryerson Library is pleased to offer Contactless Print Pickup Service for print books that are not available electronically. This service is open to Ryerson community members with an active OneCard.

Interlibrary Loans (RACER)

Interlibrary loans are available for e-delivery only. Requests submitted in RACER are being monitored regularly by staff. Please email any questions to

Online Articles and Databases

Access electronic multiple articles in databases, search journals, newspapers and magazines, or find specific articles  .

Research Guides

Research guides can assist you with finding online articles and books applicable to your topic and courses.

Citation Guide

The citation guide provides assistance properly citing all material in various citation styles like APA, plus a list of free citation management programs.

Library Workshops

The Library hosts a number of virtual workshops each month. Learn about everything from finding credible resources, literature and systematic reviews to Adobe Lightroom and virtual board games.

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